The Thrill Without the Grill™ Video Contest Rules

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1. Eligibility.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Anyone can enter so long as entrant meets the qualifications for the "Thrill Without the Grill™ Video Contest Round II (the "Contest") and follows the Official Contest Rules (the "Official Rules"). If two or more persons enter a single video, the group of persons must designate one individual as their contact. Each individual in a group of two or more persons must reside in the United States. Only legal U.S. residents at least 18 years of age who reside in and who are physically located in the U.S. are eligible to enter the Contest.

Because each submission will be judged anonymously (see Section 4, "Selection of Winner and Prizes" below), the only person or groups of persons excluded from participating in the Contest are employees of Seaboard Foods LLC (the "Sponsor") and Sweet Baby Ray's®, their parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising/promotional agencies, Votigo, Inc. (the "Contest Administrator") as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings and children) and household members of each such employee, including employees, agents or officers of (i) the Sponsor, (ii) any other entity involved in the development, production, implementation and distribution of the Contest, (iii) any supplier of prizes or service provider for the Contest, (iv) any other entity directly associated with the Contest, or (v) any parent company, subsidiary or affiliate of any of the foregoing. The Contest is otherwise open to anyone who meets the qualifications for the Contest and follows the Official Contest Rules.

If you are entering on behalf of a group of persons, you understand and acknowledge that use of the words "you" or "your" in these Official Rules refers to the group of persons, on whose behalf you have entered (unless the context indicates otherwise).

2. Entries.

To qualify your video submission, you must:

  • Submit a video that does not exceed 60 seconds in length, is not larger than 100MB and is in one of the following formats: AVI, MOV, WMV, MP4, MPEG, FLV, 3GP, and 3G2 during the submission period. Any video not correctly prepared or suffering image degradation due to over-compression may be disqualified.
  • Mention by audio or image in the video at least one Sweet Baby Ray's® Barbecued Meats product, and the phrase "The Thrill Without The Grill™.",
  • Submit a video that clearly shows your admiration for Sweet Baby Ray's® products and why you are a super fan.
  • Not disparage any person, Sponsor and/or any of its affiliates' products, administrator or any other entity affiliated with sponsoring, promoting or administering this promotion
  • Not violate or infringe another's rights, including but not limited to privacy, property, publicity, copyright or other intellectual property rights
  • Not include brand names, copyrighted work or trademarks, other than Sponsor's trademarks, logos and designs, which entrant has limited license to use for the sole purposes of submitting an entry to this contest
  • Not include any commercial content that promotes any product or service other than Sponsor's
  • Not include photos, artwork or writing not created by entrant
  • Not submit videos that are hateful, defamatory, slanderous or libelous
  • Not promote bigotry, racism, sexism, illegal drugs, weapons, hatred or harm against any group or individual. You must not promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age
  • Not submit videos or engage in activities that are unlawful, in violation of or contrary to the laws or regulations in any state or country where the entry is created
  • Not submit any video containing any nudity, sexually explicit, lewd, offensive, disparaging or other inappropriate content as determined in the sole discretion of Sponsor.
  • Communicate positive messages or images to which Sponsor, in its sole discretion, wishes to associate
  • Not depict the use of Sponsor's product in an inappropriate, deceptive or dangerous manner.

Submissions can be in any style or genre of video, including, but not limited to, animation, drama, still art, imagery, comedy or documentary. Video submissions may not contain credits or other references to those who worked on them.

3. Agreement to Official Rules:

Participation in this Contest constitutes entrant's full and unconditional agreement to Official Contest Rules and Sponsor and Contest Administrator decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to this contest. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements of these Official Rules.

4. Round II Contest period:

The Round II Contest begins on March 4, 2010, at 12:01 a.m. CST and ends on April 21, 2010, at 11:59 p.m. CDT.

5. To Enter:

  1. Video Contest Entry:

    The video contest consists of three phases.

    Phase Starts at 12:01 a.m. CST Ends at 11:59 p.m. CST
    Entry submission March 4, 2010 March 28, 2010
    Semi-finalist voting March 29, 2010 April 7, 2010
    Judging April 8, 2010 April 13, 2010
    Finalist voting April 14, 2010 April 21, 2010

    Visit thrillwithoutthegrill.votigo.com and complete the online entry form. You must include on the entry form complete and accurate information, including your email address, video entry, video name, description and all other information requested. Online entry into "The Thrill Without The Grill™" video contest must be completed in a single, continuous session during the entry period. By entering, you represent and warrant that the entries that you submit:

    • Are your own original creations;
    • Do not infringe any other person's or entity's rights; and
    • Comply with the requirements in Section 2.
  2. Entry Requirements:

    By submitting an entry in either the Video Contest, you warrant and represent that any persons appearing or who are otherwise identifiable in the Video consents to the submission and the use of the entry and such participants grant Sponsor permission to use his/her name, video, hometown, license, photograph or image for future advertising and publicity purposes in connection with this Contest in any and all media without additional compensation, notification or permission, unless restricted by law.

    You may enter as many videos as you like. Each entrant must designate one contact person who must have at least one (1) valid email account in order to qualify. By entering, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules, and to comply with all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Sponsor and those working for Sponsor or on behalf of Sponsor, will not be responsible for lost, late, misdirected, damaged, or postage due mail or e-mail, or for Internet, computer hardware and software, phone, and/or any other technical errors, malfunctions, or delays. Entries which are incomplete, illegible, inaccurate, forged, irregular in any way, or otherwise not in compliance with these Official Rules will be disqualified. In the event of a dispute concerning who submitted an entry, the entry will be deemed to have been submitted by the authorized holder of the e-mail account from which the entry is made. The "authorized account holder" is the natural person to whom an email address is assigned by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address.

    Each submission must be original and created entirely by entrant. Submissions may include materials which are in the public domain or for which you have obtained the prior written permission or clearance of the owner. Submissions must not incorporate or include anything that violates any law or the copyright, trademark, publicity right, privacy right or any other right of any third party. If you become a Finalist or Prize Winner (defined below in Section 7), Sponsor will require sufficient written documentation to establish that you have properly obtained lawful permission to incorporate names, voices, signatures, photographs, likenesses, identities, persons or materials (including music) used in your submission or that the same are in the public domain. Sponsor may, at its sole and exclusive discretion, disqualify any submission it believes incorporates names, voices, signatures, photographs, likenesses, identities, persons or materials without permission, or are not otherwise in the public domain.

    ANY ENTRY THAT DOES NOT SATISFY ALL REQUIREMENTS OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES WILL BE DISQUALIFIED.

6. Use of Your Submission and Personal Information.

  1. Entries and other submitted material become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. By submitting an entry:
    1. You represent and warrant that, if you are the designated person for a group of persons that have entered this Contest, you are authorized to make representations and warranties on behalf of the group and the group of persons will be jointly and severally liable for any breach of these representations and warranties or other failure to comply with the Official Rules of this Contest.
    2. You represent and warrant that your entry and all elements contained therein ("Content") is original and, to the extent the Content incorporates or includes anything that is owned or controlled by any third party, you have obtained, in writing, all rights necessary to comply with the Official Rules of this Contest; and, that the Content does not violate any copyright, trademark, publicity right, or any other right of any third party.
    3. You agree that the Content shall be, to the maximum extent eligible, a "work made for hire," under the U.S. Copyright Act, as amended, with all rights therein, including without limitation the exclusive copyright, being the property of Sponsor. Otherwise, if your entry or any element thereof is considered not to be a "work made for hire," you hereby unconditionally and irrevocably assign and transfer to Sponsor all right, title, and interest in the Content (including, without limitation, the copyright) in any and all media whether now known or hereafter devised, in perpetuity, wherever produced or located, including the right to use, copy, distribute, perform, display and to create derivative works of the Content for advertising, trade, other commercial purposes or any other purpose in any form of media; provided, however, to the extent Content contains third party materials, you have obtained written permission granting Sponsor a perpetual, royalty-free, fully paid, freely transferable (with full rights to sublicense) universal, unconditional and irrevocable right and license to copy, distribute, perform, display and to create derivative works from such third party materials for any and all purposes relating to the promotion, marketing, advertising, distribution and/or sales by Sponsor.
    4. You represent and warrant that you meet the requirements and qualifications for this Contest, and that you have read these Official Rules and are fully familiar with them.
  2. You agree (and if you are the designated contact person for a group of persons, agree as an authorized agent on behalf of that group of persons) to indemnify, and hold Sponsor, its officers, directors, employees, contractors, agents and representatives ("Indemnitees") harmless from and against any third party claim (including reasonably attorneys' fees and costs) arising from any use of the Content. You waive (i) any right to publicity, privacy or moral rights relating to the Content or your participation in this Contest, and (ii) any right to inspect or approve uses of the Content or to be compensated for any such uses. To the extent these rights may not be waived legally, you agree not to assert them.
  3. By submitting a Video entry, you grant to Sponsor and its affiliated companies the right, except where prohibited by law, to use your name, likeness, picture, address (city and state), e-mail address, voice, biographical information, submission/entry and written or oral statements, for advertising and promotional purposes in promoting or publicizing the Contest, Sponsor and its mission and services, without compensation unless required by law. You shall have no right of approval, no claim to compensation, and no claim (including, without limitation, claims based on invasion of privacy, defamation, rights of integrity or attribution, or right of publicity) arising out of any use, blurring, alteration, or use in composite form of your name, picture, likeness, address (city and state), e-mail address, biographical information, or entry. The rights granted under this paragraph shall extend to Sponsor and its affiliated companies and agents with respect to all entrants in the Contest, including the entrant who is selected as the grand prize winner and those entrants who are not selected. Sponsor is under no obligation to use the winning entries or any other entry for any purpose.

7. Selection of Winner and Prizes.

Public Voting & Judging:

Entries that meet the entry requirements (as required in Section 2) and are approved by Sponsor will be posted on the contest web site. Individual members of the public registered at thrillwithoutthegrill.votigo.com will be invited to vote for entries online at thrillwithoutthegrill.votigo.com during the semi-finalist voting period. Individuals must be registered with the contest web site in order to cast a vote but do not have to submit an entry in order to vote. Each eligible entry will be allowed one vote per registered user per day during the entry period. The 15 entrants receiving the highest number of eligible votes will become a semifinalist and qualify for judging during the judging period, subject to verification (including verification of eligibility and compliance with the Official Rules.)

During the judging period, Sponsor or its designee will evaluate the 15 qualified entries and assign a score of up to 75% based on the following criteria:

  • Creativity-25%
  • Entertainment value-25%
  • "The Thrill Without The Grill™" theme usage-50%

The 75% score, in addition to the 25% score assigned from public voting, will determine 8 video entries that will be reposted on the contest website as finalists during the finalist voting period.

The finalist whose submission receives the highest number of valid votes during the finalist voting phase will be deemed the potential grand prize winner and the Sweet Baby Ray's Barbecued Meats Super Fan. The finalist whose submission receives the second highest number of valid votes will be deemed the potential first runner-up prize winner; and the finalists whose submission receive the third highest number of valid votes will be deemed the second runner-up winner. In the event of a tie for any prize, the entrant whose submission received the highest score in the fit to contest theme category, as determined by the qualified judges in their sole discretion, will be deemed the applicable prize winner. Sponsor reserves the right to award fewer than the stated number of prizes, if, in its sole discretion, it does not receive a sufficient number of eligible and qualified submissions. Sponsor also reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to select an alternate potential winner for any prize via an application of the judging criteria should the voting appear to have been tampered with or manipulated in any way.

Prizes will be awarded solely to the authorized account holder of the email address who submitted the entry. It is at the sole discretion of such winner as to whether or not to divide any prizes received amongst other participants who appear in or who have contributed to the video.

The winner and runners-up ("Prize Winners") will be notified by telephone or email of their selection. Each Prize Winner will be required to sign and return within five (5) calendar days of notification of selection as a Prize Winner (i) an Affidavit of Eligibility, (ii) a Publicity/Liability Release, (iii) a copy of his/her passport, drivers license or birth certificate as proof of age and residency, and (iv) any other documents (such as rights clearances) that may be required by Sponsor. If a Prize Winner cannot be contacted within five (5) calendar days of the first notification attempt, or a prize winning notification is returned as undeliverable, or a prize winner rejects a prize awarded, or Sponsor determines, in its sole discretion, that a Prize Winner has not complied with any one part of the Official Rules, then the entrant's status as a Prize Winner and the prize awarded will be forfeited, and a First Runner-up Prize Winner will be selected from the group of Finalists. If a prize awarded is forfeited, no other compensation will be given to that Prize Winner. The Affidavit of Eligibility must be completed and must include the entrant's social security or resident alien identification number. The information in any Affidavit of Eligibility must be correct and must be identical to the information provided in the original entry or the person or group of persons will be disqualified.

8. Prizes.

ONLY ONE PRIZE PER ENTRANT. If an entrant makes more than one video, that entrant is eligible to win only one of the following prizes:

Video Contest Winner's Prizes:

One Grand Prize:

$1,500 Cash Prize Plus SBR Meats Products for Party of 25 and 1 year's supply of BBQ Sauce

Item Packages Size
$1,500 Cash Prize
Backribs 4 43 oz
St. Louis Style Spareribs 4 48 oz
Shredded Pork 20 18 oz
Pork Brisket 12 16 oz
Meatballs 5 20 oz
BBQ Sauce 24 18 oz
Approximate Retail Value $1,870
One First Runner Up:

$750 Cash Prize Plus 1 Year's supply of BBQ Sauce

Item Quantity Size
$750 Cash Prize
BBQ Sauce 24 18 oz
Approx. Retail Value $810
Second Runner Up Mentions:

$500 Cash Prize Plus 1 Year's Supply of BBQ Sauce

$500 Cash Prize
BBQ Sauce 24 18 oz
Approx. Retail Value $560

The total approximate retail value of the prizes for the Video Contest is three thousand two hundred forty dollars ($3,240).

At the sole discretion of Sponsor, the winner's video (or video submitted in the Contest) may be used as part of any informational, public relations or media campaign by Sponsor, whether broadcast on television, online or otherwise. No compensation will be provided to winner or any other entrant in the event an entry is selected for broadcast. NOTE: BY WINNING THIS CONTEST THERE IS NO GUARANTEE THAT YOUR VIDEO WILL BE USED BY SPONSOR OR OTHERWISE.

Other conditions and restrictions apply. Prizes are non-transferable. No substitutions or redemptions will be allowed.

By accepting the prizes, each Prize Winner releases and discharges Sponsor, its affiliated companies and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, and all their respective employees, officers, directors, representatives and agents from any liability or damage due, in whole or in part, to the award, acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any prize or from participation in this Contest.

If, for reasons beyond Sponsor's control (including, but not limited to, tampering or computer virus infection), the Contest cannot be conducted as originally planned, Sponsor, at its sole discretion, reserves the right to cancel or modify the Contest, without liability.

Any person attempting to defraud or in any way tamper with this Contest (whether electronically or otherwise) and any person who does not comply with these Official Rules, will be ineligible for any prize and may be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

Issues of Law.

  1. Taxes. ALL FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL TAXES RELATING TO PARTICIPATION IN THIS CONTEST OR THE AWARDING OF THE PRIZES ARE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE FINALISTS.
  2. Governing Law. All federal, state and local laws and regulations are applicable. This Contest is and shall be governed, construed, and interpreted under the laws of the state of Kansas, United States. Entrants who violate these Official Rules, tamper with the operation of the Contest, or engage in any conduct that is detrimental to Sponsor, the Contest, or any other entrant (as determined in Sponsor's sole discretion) are subject to disqualification. By entering, entrants agree that all issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, participant's rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Sponsor in connection with the Contest shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of State of Kansas, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of Kansas or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Kansas, irrespective of the fact that any one of the parties is now or may become a resident of a different state. By entering, entrants consent to the jurisdiction and venue of the federal, state and local courts located in Johnson County, Kansas, and hereby waive any objection to such jurisdiction and venue. Any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to this Contest or these Official Rules must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose regardless of any law to the contrary. In the event any such claim or cause of action is not filed within such one (1) year period, such claim or cause of action shall be forever barred.
  3. Severability. If any provision of these Official Rules shall be held invalid, illegal or unenforceable, such provision shall be enforced to the maximum extent permitted by law and the parties' fundamental intentions hereunder, and the remaining provisions shall not be affected or impaired, provided, however, that in such cases the parties oblige themselves to use their best efforts to achieve the purpose of the invalid provision by a new legally valid stipulation.
  4. Important Disclaimers and Limitations. The information and services included in or available through Sponsor or the info@sweetbabyraysmeats.com website may include inaccuracies or typographical errors. Changes are periodically made to the site and to the information therein. Sponsor or its agents, representatives or contractors may change the site at any time.

TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, SPONSOR, ITS AGENTS, REPRESENTATIVES AND CONTRACTORS HEREBY DISCLAIM ANY WARRANTIES, OBLIGATIONS, LIABILITIES, RIGHTS AND REMEDIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, ORAL OR WRITTEN, ARISING BY LAW OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, INFRINGEMENT OR ANY IMPLIED INDEMNITIES. YOU UNDERSTAND AND ACKNOWLEDGE THAT SPONSOR HAS NOT MADE, AND YOU ARE NOT RELYING ON, ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS TO YOU REGARDING THE VALUE OF THIS CONTEST OR THE ODDS, IF ANY OF YOU BECOMING A FINALIST OR A WINNER, OR ABOUT THE SUITABILITY, RELIABILITY, AVAILABILITY, TIMELINESS, LACK OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS AND ACCURACY OF THE INFORMATION, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS USED IN CONNECTION WITH THE CONTEST, THESE OFFICIAL RULES OR THE thrillwithoutthegrill.votigo.com WEBSITE. ALL DATA, INFORMATION, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND GRAPHICS SUPPLIED BY SPONSOR AND RELATED TO THIS CONTEST AND THESE OFFICIAL RULES ARE PROVIDED "AS-IS, WHERE-IS" WITHOUT TECHNICAL SUPPORT OF ANY KIND.

IN NO EVENT SHALL SPONSOR, ITS DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, CONTRACTORS OR REPRESENTATIVES BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION LOST PROFITS OR LOST PRIZES) RELATED TO THE CONTEST, THESE OFFICIAL RULES, THE PERFORMANCE OR BREACH OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES BY SPONSOR THE USE OR EXPLOITATION OF ANY CONTENT, OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF SPONSOR IS AWARE OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES OR IF THE EXCLUSIVE REMEDIES STATED HEREIN FAIL OF THEIR ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.

Your Release of Sponsor From Any and All Liability.

Entrants agree that Sponsor, its directors, officers, employees, agents, contractors and representatives (the "Sponsor Parties") shall not be liable for, and you hereby discharge and release them from all losses or injuries of any kind resulting from: (i) acceptance/possession and/or use/misuse of prize(s), (ii) participation in the Contest, (iii) individual, joint or collective technical malfunctions of the telephone network and/or transmission line, computer on-line system, computer dating mechanism, computer equipment, hardware and/or software, (iv) any delay or distortion of an entry resulting from data transmissions that are garbled, incomplete, misdirected, lost, mutilated, delayed, corrupted, mechanically duplicated, illegible or otherwise not in compliance with these Official Rules, or (v) any use or exploitation of any Content. Entrants also agree that the Sponsor Parties are not responsible or liable for any injury or damage to an entrant or third person's computer related to or resulting from the Contest and/or its prizes. The Sponsor Parties are not liable for damage to a user's computer system (including, without limitation, any server failure or lost, delayed or corrupted data or other malfunction) due, either directly or indirectly, to an entrant's participation in the Contest or downloading of information in connection with the Contest. Sponsor reserves the right to modify or cancel the Contest in the event that any portion of any website used to administer any aspect of the Contest becomes technically corrupted.

11. How to Get More Information.

To obtain the identity of the Finalists or the Winner, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: "The Thrill Without the Grill™ Video Contest" Winners List, Seaboard Foods LLC, 9000 West 67th Street, Merriam, Kansas 66202 by May 1, 2010. The Finalists and the winner and runners-up's names will also be posted on the website at thrillwithoutthegrill.votigo.com or www.sweetbabyraysmeats.com/.

The Sponsor of this Contest is Seaboard Foods LLC, 9000 West 67th Street, Merriam, Kansas 66202. Questions regarding the Contest can be directed by mail to "The Thrill Without the Grill™ Video Contest", Seaboard Foods LLC, 9000 West 67th Street, Merriam, Kansas 66202, or by emailing info@sweetbabyraysmeats.com.

Copies of these Official Rules may be obtained by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to "The Thrill Without the Grill™ Video Contest" Official Rules, Seaboard Foods LLC; 9000 West 67th Street, Merriam, Kansas 66202, or by e-mailing info@sweetbabyraysmeats.com. Requests for Official Rules must be received by March 28, 2010. All times and dates in these Official Rules are Central Standard Time.

The Contest and all accompanying materials are © 2009, 2010 Seaboard Corporation. The "The Thrill Without the Grill™" name and logo are protected (and registered) trademarks of Seaboard Corporation. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

 

 

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